The Way It Is: A Delusional Pipe Dream

The deranged individual who mailed more than a dozen pipe bombs to high-profile members of the Democratic Party was caught, thank G-d. Within just a few days he was...

The Way It Is: Silver Sneakers

  For more years than I’d like to admit, my daughters have been encouraging me to join a gym. On a regular basis they have been pointing out to me...

Snakes Don’t Eat Much and Other Revelations

So, our snake is still alive. And I have to deal with it. NOTE: This is a continuation of last week’s article about the baby garter snake my kids found...

The Way It Is: Message Received

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. For me, never have these words been truer than with regard to the almighty answering machine. I learned this...

Schmutter: Ig Nobel Prizes and Practical Applications

  It’s time once again to talk about the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, a spoof of the Nobel Prizes that celebrates people who are advanced in the scientific field of...

The Way It Is: Fishy Business

  For as long as most people of my generation can remember, certain foods were always considered non-kosher. I never consumed swordfish or sturgeon. They weren’t kosher and that was...

Aliyah Chronicle: Democracy Calls

By Shmuel Katz It’s election season for you in the U.S. You’ve got the midterm elections coming up in about a month, and all the talking heads are busy predicting...

Schmutter: A Stiff-Necked People

This week’s column is about stiff necks. Nothing to do with the fact that many of us slept in the sukkah last week. Stiff necks are a real pain in...

The Way It Is: Onward and Upward to Sukkot!

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have ended, and now we look forward to Sukkot. While we were all grateful for the opportunity to daven and get in every plea...

Schmutter: Sleeping Under The Stars

Dear Mordechai, Due to some unforeseen enthusiasm from my kids, I’m sleeping in the sukkah this year, apparently. Any advice? Also, there are no alarm clocks out here, and I’m...

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Reuniting In The Holy Land: Reconnecting With HANC Alumni Studying in Israel

This past week, Rabbi Adelman, Rabbi Yisrael Weingot, and the director of girls’ Israel guidance, Morah Linda Nathan, visited alumni spending the year studying...

DRS Students Receive Special Awards For Chesed

  DRS held its eighth annual Nedivei Lev Service Society Induction Ceremony. This special ceremony recognizes DRS students who have shown exemplary service to their...

YOSS Bachurei Chemed-Yedidei Hashem Hear From Rav Landau

A select group of talmidim of Yeshiva of South Shore were privileged to visit and hear divrei chizuk from Rav Sholom Noach Landau, shlita,...

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